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Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Waking Up? by [Bill Martin Jr., Laura J. Bryant]

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Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Waking Up? Kindle Edition

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Editorial Reviews

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PreSchool-Grade 1—A dawdling kitten and her patient mother take part in a daily ritual that will be familiar to parents and children: "Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, are you waking up?/Not yet Mother, I'm a sleepy buttercup." The two continue their back-and-forth exchange as Kitty Cat dilly-dallies and Mother urges her through each step of the morning routine and gets her off to school. Martin uses the repetitive formula that worked so well in Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do you See? (1983) and, more recently, Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? (2007, both Holt), but this time the cumulative questions actually advance a narrative. Kitty Cat is the star of her own show, romping across the pages, knowing that she will eventually get to where she needs to be. There is never a sense of urgency on Mother's part, either, which makes the final line "Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, now we have to go!/Okay, Mother, I'm sorry I'm so slow" seem like an unexpected chastisement. The accompanying picture of mother and daughter sharing a warm hug helps to defuse the negativity. Bryant's illustrations, rendered in watercolor and colored pencil, are playful, light, and absolutely adorable. This book is perfect for sharing one-on-one, preferably while snuggling.—Kara Schaff Dean, Walpole Public Library, MA
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Bill Martin Jr. (1916–2004) wrote many beloved books for children, some of which have become classics. He authored more than 200 titles in his lifetime, including Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?; Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?; and Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? He also collaborated on a number of well-known books with author and education, Michael Sampson, including Chicka Chicka 1 2 3 and I Pledge Allegiance.

Michael Sampson lives with his family in Commerce, Texas. His picture books include Caddie the Golf Dog and Trick or Treat. When he’s not busy writing, he’s visiting schools and speaking at conferences. He and Bill Martin Jr revised the first edition of Chicken Chuck, originally published in 1946 and illustrated by Bill’s brother, Bernard Martin.

Laura J. Bryant studied drawing, painting, and print making at the Maryland Institute of Art, and is the illustrator of Where Fish Go in Winter: And Other Great Mysteries. She lives in the Shenandoah Mountains of West Virginia. --This text refers to the paperback edition.


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  • File Size : 4600 KB
  • Print Length : 24 pages
  • Word Wise : Not Enabled
  • Publisher : Two Lions (April 10, 2012)
  • Publication Date : April 10, 2012
  • Language: : English
  • ASIN : B007SOG5M8
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Not Enabled
  • Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Lending : Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 436 ratings